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11 Realities of Teaching They Don't Tell You About in College

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Yes, we learned everything there is to know about lesson planning, childhood development, pedagogical content knowledge, and all that good stuff. But wouldn't it be nice if there was a college course on the brutally honest truths of being a teacher?

(*Please note: This is a satirical post. We all chose teaching because we love what we do, and know that the more exhausted we are, the more we know we are truly making a difference!)

1. Pointless staff meetings (that could be simple emails!)meetings bored teachers

2. Complaining parentscomplaining parents bored teachers

3. The downfall of our social livesno social life bored teachers

4. Constant whining & crying studentswhining bored teachers

5. All the germs, vomiting, disgusting bathrooms & nose-picking grossed out bored teachers

6. Being permanently exhaustedexhausted bored teachers

7. Not having enough money at the end of every monthno money bored teachers

8. The endless amount of testing & data (leaving us barely enough time to actually TEACH)testing and data bored teachers

9. Extreme bladder controlbladder control bored teachers

10. Never being able to sit = sore feet EVERY DAYsore feet bored teachers

11. Wine will become more and more a consistent part of your end-of-the-day routine, the closer you get to Christmas break...

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  • kristi on

    You forgot how many times a day you have to remind a kid to zip up their pants, or not pick their nose, or eat their lunch, tie their shoes, etc.

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